QCY QY8 are cheap bluetooth 4.1 earphones and are quite popular and have really good customer reviews so I decided to buy one and test it out.
Here is the review of latest QCY QY19
Update – QCY QY8 are still in really good condition even after 1 year of use . The battery life has been reduced by around 2 hours but it still gives 5-6 hours of playback on a single charge . No degradation in sound quality or no physical damage .
Box Contents –
Inside the box you get earphones,a charging cable, some different sized earbuds and a warranty guide cum user manual.All the accessories are quite good and really well built for the price tag of $16 dollars.
Build Quality –
The first thing I noticed that the earcups surrounding earbuds are a little bit big for my liking.But after using them they were comfortable. On the earbuds you can see QCY branding.On the right side you have a power on off button that you have to press down and hold it fo a second or two and its activated.Also you get volume rockers and song playback controls on the same right side.If you press volume rocker once,it will increase the volume and if you press and hold it for 1-2 seconds the next/previous song will play.On the left side you have micro usb 2.0 port for charging which covered by a flap as these earphones are waterproof.
The cable is flat and tangle free.The length of the cable is around 1.5 feet i.e.45cm and it is a bit long and some part of cable wanders around your neck.The eartips have angled shape so they fit firmly in ears.Also you have a hing which helps in preventing slipping of earbuds while you are jogging or you are in gym.Overall the build quality is nice and strong but for that big size I will give it 8/10 for build and design.
Sound Quality –
The sound quality is just superb and it certainly feels like jaybird x2 killer. The bass is loud and clear.Bass is deep and pleasant.Lows and mids are great but when you increase the volume to maximum you will start to listen some noise, but it is at very high volume. At normal high volume sound is clear loud and crisp.You can’t expect more for this price and you get better than you deserve at this price point.So I will give 8.5/10 for the sound quality.
It takes almost 3 hrs to fully charge the 80 mAh battery present inside it. After that you can enjoy music up to 7-8 hrs so these are perfect travel companions for you.So for battery life I will give 10/10.
QCY QY8 is perfect budget friendly really good quality earbud and I would recommend anyone looking for or have hesitation to buy one .Aliexpress link– If you have any doubts or questions about these earphones please let me know in the comment section down below.
- Build quality4.0
- Sound Quality4.5
- Battery Life4.0
- Value For Money5.0